Top Tips for Parents
Visit the University
To ensure they get the most out of their visit to Bangor University, encourage them to prepare questions for staff and current students before they visit.
Look into student finance
It may be useful for you to visit the UCAS website as well as relevant finance websites to get to grips with the application process and finance issues.
Find out what financial support your son or daughter is entitled to as soon as possible and when they will receive it so they can plan their budget.
Your son or daughter can apply for their tuition fee, living cost loan and grant at the same time on the Application for Student Finance (PN1) form. You are advised to complete the form as soon as it becomes available (January before the course starts).
Encourage them to open a bank account before they start at university. The Money Advice Booklet (sent out in the Registration pack) contains a budget planner - work through this with your son or daughter before Welcome Week starts.
Ensure they have some money in their account at the start of term in case their first loan payment is delayed for any reason.
Disability and additional support
Disclosure of a disability, dyslexia or mental health difficulty at an early stage will assist us to start planning for any support requirements your son or daughter might have.
Make photocopies/several printouts of every form e.g. accommodation, UCAS, finance, personal statement etc. so you have them to hand if needed.
It's their decision...
Give your son or daughter advice but encourage them to make their own decision based on individual circumstances.